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Come out and celebrate with us at our grand opening party for The 30A Store in Seagrove on May 31, 2015.

The Wide Open Band featuring Season Ammons will perform out in Seagrove Plaza in front of the store from 2 to 5 p.m. Ice-cold Grayton Beer 30A Beach Blonde Ale will be half price. We’ll have a food vendor on site and cornhole boards for friendly, family fun.

Raffles will be held on the hour. Every receipt from a purchase at The 30A Store in Seagrove will be entered into the raffle for a chance to win some extra-special prizes, including 30A beach chairs, a YOLO beach cruiser, entries into the 30A Surf Camp, a 30A Gear shopping spree and more!

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This Sunday, May 31, Karuna 30A will host an all-day event to raise money for The American Himalayan Foundation to aid victims of the earthquakes in Nepal. Come out for a day filled with great food, music and yoga at The Hub.

From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., 108 Yogis for Nepal with Tammy Binkley and Shantaya of Light Shine Yoga will offer a yoga class for a suggested donation of $10.

Make a $10 cash donation at the door for a wristband to leave and come back throughout the day. Tasty treats, vendors and chair massages will be available onsite. Music starts at 10 a.m. and continues until 10 p.m., including performances by: Hope CassityChris AlvaradoThe Wide OpenJoleen Jones, The Wildlife SpecialsDismal Creek, Duck Phat with Bill Skinny Garrett, Fritz Froeschner and Washboard Jackson.

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Presented by Garden of Life, the three part series features relay-style competition.

YOLO Board invites all area standup paddleboarding enthusiasts to join the 8thAnnual YOLO Board Relay Series scheduled for May 28, June 18 and July 16, 2015.

Presented by Garden of Life, the much-anticipated annual race series will be held at The Bay restaurant on the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay. The relay-style competitions are in three recreational divisions: men’s, women’s and co-ed. In addition, Special Olympics Florida-Walton County and Special Olympics Florida-Okaloosa County athletes will compete for the second year in a row.

Characterized by carefree and friendly competition, the series offers an opportunity for spectators to cheer on their favorite teams and learn more about the ever-growing watersport of SUP.

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surfcamp2Looking for summer fun for the kids? Check out the new 30A Surf Camp.

All summer long experienced surfers will run two three-hour camps a day at two beach locations along Scenic Highway 30A, getting kids in the water, teaching them safety and helping them catch their first (or fiftieth) wave.

The classes begin May 11 and run through September 10. They will be held Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Seagrove Plaza in Seagrove Beach and the Ed Walline Regional Beach Access across from Gulf Place.

All instructors are qualified and CPR certified.

Students of all experience levels are welcome. Even if a kid has never surfed before, Jesse Davis, owner of 30A Adventures, which is putting on the camp, said with three hours he can get almost anyone standing up on a board and riding a wave.

“In the Gulf we have really shallow sandbars and the waves are mellow and very meager at times so it’s a good starting point for kids to learn to surf,” Davis said. “And on top of that, the water is beautiful, it’s clear, and you get to see tons of marine life out there.”

Classes are capped at 12 students, so reserve your spot TODAY!

By Lauren Lege
Elderspice Martini at Caliza

Elderspice Martini at Caliza

30A is most commonly known for its beaches and coastal dune lakes; however, salt water isn’t the only liquid we’re good for. 30A is also home to an extremely creative slough of bartenders. Here is a list of 15 of our favorites:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Martini, Fish Out of Water. A favorite of loyal patrons, this martini combines Cat-Head honeysuckle vodka, lemon, jalapeno, and mint.

The Local Catch, Local Catch Bar & Grill. This favored local hangout has come up with a short-and-sweet, soul-sipping take on the Arnold Palmer: a shake-up of Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea vodka and lemonade with a sugar rim.

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1936748_114457646492_8063054_n30A Radio sat down with Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson to talk about some of the pleasures and challenges of policing one of the geographically largest and fastest-growing counties in the state of Florida.

He gives some safety advice for visitors — from locking your cars to the life-saving necessity of minding the beach safety flag system — and for locals — “be patient.”

He also talks about his hopes to add new deputies to cover the south end of the county as we are heading into a tourism season that looks to be our biggest yet.

Learn more about the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

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